- Internship - Government General Hospital, Chennai India (1988-1989), Medicine
- Medical School - Madras Mecial College (1984-1989)
- Fellowship - Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow (1990-1990), General Surgery
- Research - Institute of Medical Sciences, Uttar Pradesh, India (1990-1991), Medical Sciences
- Residency - Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital (1992-1992), Medicine
- Fellowship - University of Miami Hospital (2003-2004), Musculoskeletal Oncology
- Fellowship - Orlando Regional Medical Center (2004-2005), Pediatric Orthopedics & Scoliosis
- Fellowship - University of Virginia Medical Center (2005-2006), Adult Reconstructive Orthopedics
- Fellowship - VCU Health System (2006-2007), Orthopaedic Trauma
Varatharaj Mounasamy, M.D.
- Orthopaedic Surgery - General Orthopaedics
- Primary Knee Replacement
- Primary Hip Replacement
Varatharaj Mounasamy, M.D, FACS, is a Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He specializes in primary hip and knee arthroplasty, geriatric fractures, peri-prosthetic fractures, and general orthopedics/resident education.
Dr. Mounasamy has completed fellowship training in four orthopedic sub-specialties: Musculoskeletal Oncology, Joint Replacement Arthroplasty, Pediatric Orthopedics, and Orthopedic Trauma.
Dr. Mounasamy came to UT Southwestern from VCU Health System/VCU School of Medicine in Richmond, Virginia, where he served on the faculty for 12 years. Since 2014, he was the Director of Orthopedic Trauma at VCU Health System’s busy Level I trauma center, as well as the Program Director for the ACGME-accredited Orthopedic Trauma Fellowship at VCU Health System.
Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, he joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2019.
Education & Training
Professional Associations & Affiliations
- American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons
- American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
- American College of Surgeons
- American Medical Association
- Orthopedic Trauma Association
- Royal College or Surgeons of Glasgow
Honors & Awards
- Aresty Scholar: The Wharton School/University of Pennsylvania - Executive Education 2018-2019, Physician Leadership Academy-Deloitte
- Best Teacher Award: Awarded by the Orthopedic Residents 2018-2019, VCU Health System
- Shining Knight Gala Award: Excellence in patient care 2016, VCU Health System
- Shining Knight Gala Award: Excellence in patient care 2015, VCU Health System
- Best Teacher Award: Awarded by the Orthopedic Residents 2009-2010, VCU Health System
- First Rank: Master of Surgery (Orthopedic Surgery) 1996, University of Bombay
Books & Publications
Extensor mechanism disruption after total knee arthroplasty.
Schoderbek RJ, Brown TE, Mulhall KJ, Mounasamy V, Iorio R, Krackow KA, Macaulay W, Saleh KJ, Clinical orthopaedics and related research 2006 May 446 176-85
Treatment and survival of osseous renal cell carcinoma metastases.
Evenski A, Ramasunder S, Fox W, Mounasamy V, Temple HT, Journal of surgical oncology 2012 Dec 106 7 850-5
Biomechanical effects of hardware configuration after union of proximal femoral and shaft fractures.
Swinteck BJ, Phan DL, Jani J, Owen JR, Wayne JS, Mounasamy V, Bone & joint research 2012 Jun 1 6 104-10
Evaluation of appropriateness of patient transfers for hand and microsurgery to a level I trauma center.
Friebe I, Isaacs J, Mallu S, Kurdin A, Mounasamy V, Dhindsa H, Hand (New York, N.Y.) 2013 Dec 8 4 417-21
Biomechanical performance of a new device for medial malleolar fractures.
Patel T, Owen JR, Byrd WA, Graves RB, Chande RD, Mounasamy V, Adelaar RS, Wayne JS, Foot & ankle international 2013 Mar 34 3 426-33
Open extremity fractures: impact of delay in operative debridement and irrigation.
Malhotra AK, Goldberg S, Graham J, Malhotra NR, Willis MC, Mounasamy V, Guilford K, Duane TM, Aboutanos MB, Mayglothling J, Ivatury RR, The journal of trauma and acute care surgery 2014 May 76 5 1201-7
"WhatsApp"ening in orthopedic care: a concise report from a 300-bedded tertiary care teaching center.
Khanna V, Sambandam SN, Gul A, Mounasamy V, European journal of orthopaedic surgery & traumatology : orthopedie traumatologie 2015 Jul 25 5 821-6
Extended trochanteric osteotomy: current concepts review.
Sambandam SN, Duraisamy G, Chandrasekharan J, Mounasamy V, European journal of orthopaedic surgery & traumatology : orthopedie traumatologie 2016 Apr 26 3 231-45
Rationale of Cruciate Retaining Design in Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Review of Clinical Analysis and its Role in Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Ashraf M, Sharma OP, Priyavadhana S, Sambandam SN, Mounasamy V, The open orthopaedics journal 2017 11 1023-1027
Extra-articular deformities in arthritic knees-a grueling challenge for arthroplasty surgeons: An evidence-based update.
Khanna V, Sambandam SN, Ashraf M, Mounasamy V, Orthopedic reviews 2017 Dec 9 4 7374
Geriatric hip fracture management: keys to providing a successful program.
Basu N, Natour M, Mounasamy V, Kates SL, European journal of trauma and emergency surgery : official publication of the European Trauma Society 2016 Oct 42 5 565-569
Pre-discharge postoperative radiographs after primary total knee replacement : tradition or science?
Sambandam SN, Khanna V, Rohinikumar G, Mounasamy V, Acta orthopaedica Belgica 2017 Mar 83 1 132-139
Rotator cuff tears: An evidence based approach.
Sambandam SN, Khanna V, Gul A, Mounasamy V, World journal of orthopedics 2015 Dec 6 11 902-18
Intertrochanteric fractures: a review of fixation methods.
Sambandam SN, Chandrasekharan J, Mounasamy V, Mauffrey C, European journal of orthopaedic surgery & traumatology : orthopedie traumatologie 2016 May 26 4 339-53
Appropriate Use Criteria: Postoperative Rehabilitation of Low Energy Hip Fractures in the Elderly.
Mounasamy V, Guy P, Kates SL, The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2017 Jan 25 1 e15-e17
Peri-implant fracture of the distal tibia after intra-medullary nailing of a tibial fracture: a report of two cases.
Mounasamy V, Desai P, European journal of orthopaedic surgery & traumatology : orthopedie traumatologie 2013 Nov 23 Suppl 2 S279-83
Subtrochanteric fractures after retrograde femoral nailing.
Mounasamy V, Mallu S, Khanna V, Sambandam S, World journal of orthopedics 2015 Oct 6 9 738-43
Appropriateness of patients transferred with orthopedic injuries: experience of a level I trauma center.
O'Connell RS, Haug EC, Malasitt P, Mallu S, Satpathy J, Isaacs J, Mounasamy V, European journal of orthopaedic surgery & traumatology : orthopedie traumatologie 2018 May 28 4 551-554
Buttock mass in a 37-year-old woman.
Mounasamy V, Thacker MM, Humble S, Scully SP, Temple HT, Clinical orthopaedics and related research 2006 May 446 291-6
Salvage of failed massive allograft reconstruction with endoprosthesis.
Wang J, Temple HT, Pitcher JD, Mounasamy V, Malinin TI, Scully SP, Clinical orthopaedics and related research 2006 Feb 443 296-301
Tuberculous tenosynovitis presenting as finger drop: a case report and a systematic review of the literature.
Chandrasekharan J, Sambandam SN, Cheriyakara S, Mounasamy V, Muscles, ligaments and tendons journal 2016 Apr-Jun 6 2 258-263
AAOS Appropriate Use Criteria: Treatment of Hip Fractures in the Elderly.
Mounasamy V, Guy P, Kates SL, The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2017 05 25 5 e105-e108
Case report. Granular cell tumors of extremities: comparison of benign and malignant variants.
Thacker MM, Humble SD, Mounasamy V, Temple HT, Scully SP, Clinical orthopaedics and related research 2007 Feb 455 267-73
Primary total knee arthroplasty with condylar allograft and MCL reconstruction for a comminuted medial condyle fracture in an arthritic knee--a case report.
Mounasamy V, Ma SY, Schoderbek RJ, Mihalko WM, Saleh KJ, Brown TE, The Knee 2006 Oct 13 5 400-3
Intramuscular Injection Abscess Due to VRSA: A New Health Care Challenge.
Sambandam SN, Rohinikumar GJ, Gul A, Mounasamy V, The archives of bone and joint surgery 2016 Jun 4 3 277-81
The successful use of vancomycin-impregnated cement beads in a patient with vancomycin systemic toxicity: a case report with review of literature.
Mounasamy V, Fulco P, Desai P, Adelaar R, Bearman G, European journal of orthopaedic surgery & traumatology : orthopedie traumatologie 2013 Nov 23 Suppl 2 S299-302
Retrograde nailing of femoral fractures: a retrospective study.
Shah S, Desai P, Mounasamy V, European journal of orthopaedic surgery & traumatology : orthopedie traumatologie 2015 Aug 25 6 1093-7
A novel method of removal of a broken drill bit in the femoral medullary canal during internal fixation of a type C distal femoral fracture: a case report.
Mounasamy V, Desai P, Mallu S, Sambandam S, Chinese journal of traumatology = Zhonghua chuang shang za zhi 2012 15 5 315-6
Calcifying Tendinitis of Shoulder: A Concise Review.
Umamahesvaran B, Sambandam SN, Mounasamy V, Gokulakrishnan PP, Ashraf M, Journal of orthopaedics 2018 Sep 15 3 776-782
Anaplastic large cell lymphoma presenting as an epiphyseal lytic lesion--a case report with clinico-pathologic correlation.
Mounasamy V, Berns S, Azouz EM, Giusti V, Knapp DR, Skeletal radiology 2006 Aug 35 8 619-23
Pediatric Tibial Shaft Fractures.
Patel NK, Horstman J, Kuester V, Sambandam S, Mounasamy V, Indian journal of orthopaedics 2018 Sep-Oct 52 5 522-528
Ganglioneuromas of the sacrum-a report of two cases with radiologic-pathologic correlation.
Mounasamy V, Thacker MM, Humble S, Azouz ME, Pitcher JD, Scully SP, Temple HT, Eismont F, Skeletal radiology 2006 Feb 35 2 117-21
Arthroscopic ACL reconstruction using patellar bone tendon autograft and Rigidfix fixation - A midterm functional outcome.
Sudevan PJ, Chandrasekharan J, Sambandam SN, Rohinikumar GJ, Annamalai S, Mounasamy V, Muscles, ligaments and tendons journal 2017 Apr-Jun 7 2 247-255
Acute sciatic neuritis following total hip arthroplasty: a case report.
Mounasamy V, Cui Q, Brown TE, Saleh K, Mihalko WM, Archives of orthopaedic and trauma surgery 2008 Jan 128 1 25-8
Open bicondylar Hoffa fracture with patella fracture: a case report and literature review.
Mounasamy V, Hickerson L, Fehring K, Desai P, European journal of orthopaedic surgery & traumatology : orthopedie traumatologie 2013 Nov 23 Suppl 2 S261-5
- Extensor mechanism disruption after total knee arthroplasty.
- Primary Knee Replacement
- Primary Hip Replacement
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